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Catalina Island Casino Ballroom

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Address: 1 Casino Way, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Phone Number: 310 510 2000
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Description: Few words can describe the ambiance of the Catalina Casino: it epitomizes...
Few words can describe the ambiance of the Catalina Casino: it epitomizes everything glamorous and romantic about Catalina Island. The one-of-a-kind venue is simply stunning inside, outside, and all around. If the meticulously decorated walls could talk, they’d tell countless stories of romance and celebration gathered from decades of memorable events. The immense, Deco-themed ballroom is large enough to contain weddings, large meetings or lectures or musical events. The Casino has retained its signature lavish style: a stunning medley of rose-hued walls, an arching, 50-foot ceiling with five Tiffany chandeliers, an elevated stage, raised seating areas surrounding the wooden dance floor, and a vintage full-service bar anchoring the back. A sweeping veranda surrounds the ballroom with stunning 360-degree views of Avalon Bay.
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A step back in Time!

My wife and I have danced on this floor three times. Once with the Art Deco Society and twice with the Avalon Swing Dance Festival. Just the size of the space is amazing. Seeing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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Orange, California
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Orange, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

My wife and I have danced on this floor three times. Once with the Art Deco Society and twice with the Avalon Swing Dance Festival. Just the size of the space is amazing. Seeing pictures with literally thousands of dancers on the same floor give one a sense of wonder. Almost everything is exactly the same as when my grandparents... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I wish there was an admission fee to view the ballroom without a tour guide. I learned more about the Island and the Casino in my first five minutes on the island than spending 30 minutes on this tour. The tour guide, Rebecca, added no value. She rushed us through every room on the tour and talked more about herself... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

As far as ballroom venues go this one is looking tired and in need of some carpet freshener, but you can't deny its history and engineering genius. I would skip the ballroom and just see the theatre.

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Clovis, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This was the last stop on our Casino tour and let me say it was breathtaking. The sights of Catalina from the circular balcony were amazing. Just being on the dance floor made you feel like you were back in time. It was a trip I will never forget.

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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The ballroom still has the original floor. The whole place is amazing and a must see. The view from the wind around balcony is breathtaking.

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El Monte, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

What a beautiful room and the view of Avalon is awesome. My daughter keeps saying she wants to do her resection at the casino

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Oak Park, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

What a wonderful look back at yesteryear. It never was a casino, the name is Italian... It's right on the water, one of my favorite places on the Island

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Our guide, Rebecca, was knowledgable and friendly. She clearly holds a personal affection for Catalina Island and enthusiastically shared facts and interesting stories about the Casino, making our visit most enjoyable. Excellent value.

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Mission Viejo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We opted for the "Behind the Casino Ballroom" tour and had an absolute AWESOME time! Our tour guide Bridgette, offered information from construction to acoustics to the many stars that had visited the island. It was informative and gorgeous and I'm so glad that my fiancee and I took the time to attend.

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Long Beach, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I did get to do sightseeing for the casino tour but the inside casino was closed for a movie night. I hope they open their doors to do touring inside the casino.

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